2015-2017 Beer Archive
Gone but never forgotten! Below we've archived our previous Beer.
Midnight Oil Stout
Rich Stout brewed with Oatmeal, Lactose, and Rostov’s Komodo Dragon and Sumatra Mandehling coffee’s. Made in Collaboration with Endeavor Art Studio.
Aroma: Coffee, Chocolate, Toasted Nuts, Vanilla
Flavor: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla
Hunt For Red Oktoberfest
Slightly different than a traditional Oktoberfest because of the English ale yeast and slight increase in Hop Character. Fermented cooler than normal ale temperatures and lagered prior to release.
Aroma: Malty, Brown Bread, Caramel, Cointreau, Lime Zest
Flavor: Toasty, Bready, Nutty, Spicy, Caramel, Lime
You Bet Your Sassafras Saison
A deliciously dry Saison crafted with Sassafras Root and Stem foraged by our brewer.
Aroma: Rose Petal, Tangerine, Banana, Orange Creamsicle, Star Anise, Herbal, Vanilla
Flavor: Earthy, Citrus, Vanilla, Wonder Bread, Star Anise, Floral
Aronia Abbey Ale
In Collaboration with Take The Fight, a non profit helping improve health care for cancer patients, we brewed a Dark Belgian Ale made with Aronia Berries and Petit Verdot wine Grapes, both reported to have anti cancer properties. Both Petit Verdot and Aronia berries are high in polyphenoles, such as anthocyanins. Aronia have the highest measured anthocyanin content of any plant species (1480 mg per 100g). Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that are known to slow the growth of certain tumors. Fermented in Red Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Dark Caramel, Dark Fruit, Red Wine, Blackberries, Raisins, Dark Chocolate
Flavor: Rich Caramel, Malty, Red Wine, Dark Fruit, Brambles, Dark Chocolate
Spice Bush Strong Belgian Gold
Strong Belgian Gold brewed with spices including foraged Spice Bush Leaves. Brewed in collaboration with VCU’s Rice River Center.
Aroma: Bay Leaf, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Peppery, Honey
Flavor: French Bread, Peppercorn, Bay Leaf, Moroccan Spices, Candied Lemon
Trident Trio IPA
Sessionable IPA made with Pellet, Whole Flower, and Cryo Hops.
Aroma: Pineapple, Grapefruit, Pear, Citrus, Tangerine, Orange Julius, Floral, Mango
Flavor: Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Cedar, Berry, Orange Starburst, Bready
Our take on a traditional Oktoberfest with slightly elevated hop and malt characters.
Aroma: Toasty, Bready, Light Caramel Maltiness, Herbal, Earthy
Flavor: Malty Caramel, Bready, Caramel, Light Hop Character
Complex DIPA crafted with Cryo Hops Lupulin Powder.
Aroma: Pineapple, Orange Marmalade, Apricot, Floral, Mango, Herbal, Piney
Flavor: Pineapple, Citrus, Mango Fruit Leather, Apricot Muffin, Orange Bell Pepper
Autumn Olive Saison
We crafted this very tart and dry Saison with the invasive species Autumn Olive’s berries for our Charity beer and wine dinner supporting the vital work being done by VCU’s River Rice Center, August 28th, 2017. We allowed the wild yeast and bacteria present in the Autumn Olive berry puree to lend acidity and complex flavors to this brew.
Aroma: Apricot, Caramelized Plantain, Strawberry, Cranberry
Flavor: Black Tea, Oak, Mango, Grape Tannin, Fruit Cup
White Walker IPA
Crafted with a high proportion of Wheat & Virginia malts & balanced with a firm bitterness from Meridian, Sorachi Ace, Calypso, & Centennial Hops.
Aroma: Melon, Lemon, Lime, Tea, Floral, Passion Fruit
Flavor: Lime Zest, Tangerine, Lemon, Grassy, Melon
A wonderful amber Saison, fermented with sweet orange peel and hibiscus flowers. This ale is usually fermented in wine barrels. Pleasantly fruity and quite drinkable.
Aroma: Spice, Peach, Melon, Muffins, Honeysuckle, Orange, Hibiscus, Dandelion
Flavor: Sweet orange, Floral, Fruit Cocktail, Orange Zest, Peach Pit, Herbal
Hundred Hop Slap IPA
American IPA crafted with Virginia Barley & Belma Hops. Made for The Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Tournament, Soundtrack Release, & Beer Release Party Fundraiser to benefit Building a Better RPS.
Aroma: Mango, Orange Marmalade, Apricot, Pineapple, Sticky Buns
Flavor: Pineapple, Tropical, Peach, Orange Zest, Grassy, Honey Buns
Coastal Rye Ale
German Wheat Ale accentuated with a big hit of Rye Malt, Lemongrass, Grains of Paradise, Peppercorns, Sweet Orange Peels, Mediterranean Sea Salt and Coriander.
Aroma: Lemongrass, Peppery, Citrus, Spicy, Banana, Bready
Flavor: Lemon, Banana, Peppery, Salted Crackers
Red 5 Red IPA
Classic west coast Red IPA. Malty sweetness balanced by a clean lingering bitterness.
Aroma: Caramel, Citrus, Minty, Pine, Orange Marmalade, Vanilla, Earthy
Flavor: Minty, Spicy Pine, Resinous, Strawberry, Orange Pound Cake
German Style Hefeweizen brewed with all German Ingredients
Aroma: Banana Bread, Clove, Lemony
Flavor: Banana Bread, Lemony, Spicy
The Duke IPA
IPA crafted with El Dorado Hop Hash and El Dorado hops.
Aroma: Mandarin, Cherry, Pineapple, Apricot, Melon, Berry
Flavor: Grapefruit, Melon, Grassy, Citrus, Mango, Earthy
Sticky Icky Double IPA
Dank Double IPA brewed with Hop Hash from the new hop variety Idaho 7. Hop hash is the resinous, sticky, and gooey hop oils that are collected when processing fresh hop flowers. It is intense, tropical, and bursting with hop goodness. Triple Dry Hopping with Citra, Azacca, and Palisade Hops.
Aroma: Pineapple, Melon, Orange Marmalade, Apricot, Honey Suckle
Flavor: Citrus Bomb, Pineapple, Pine, Dank, Papaya, Pear, Mango, Coconut
Third Circle Smoked Porter
Crafted with Cherry Wood Smoked Malt and Virginia grown barley malt. Fermented in red wine barrels.
Aroma: Smokey Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Currants, Toffee
Flavor: Dark Chocolate Brownies, Tobacco, Smoke, Caramel, Oak
Orange Crush Belgian Wit
Belgian Wit that strays from the style guidelines from the jump. Bursting with citrus character, refreshing and crushable. Fermented in Syrah Barrels.
Aroma: Citrus Party: (Orange, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit), Coriander, Sprite, Orange Starburst, Tart Wheat
Flavor: Orange Zest, Lemon Zest, Grapefruit, Coriander, White Pepper, Candied Orange
Cherry Wood Smoked Ale
Smoked ale that pulls inspiration from Scottish Ales and German Rauch Beers. This ale is brewed with judicious amounts of Cherry Wood Smoked Malts and plenty of caramel malts for balance.
Aroma: Smokey, Dark Fruits, Caramel, Dates, Toffee
Flavor: Smoke, Grilled Fruit, Hints of Dark Chocolate, Caramel
The Righteous are The Wicked
Classic English Mild with notes of caramel and chocolate.
Aroma: Caramel, Chocolate, Toasty, Bready, Subtle Fruity Esters
Flavor: Toasty Bread, Mellow Chocolate, Caramel
Spring Fling Spring Ale
A refreshing ale brewed with a botanical bounty of fresh fruits, herbs, and flowers. Made with Virginia grown malt and fermented in wine barrels.
Aroma: Strawberry, Fresh Orange, Pineapple, Floral, Cherry, Dill, Tangerine, NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Fruit Cup
Flavor: Fresh Bread, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit Zest, Herbal, Cherry
Cojones Belgian Wit
Belgian Wit crafted with Kumquats to help accent the citrus character of the Bitter & Sweet orange peels as well as the coriander and the grains of paradise. Fermented in Red Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Coriander, Orange Zest, Kumquat, Tangerine, Tart Wheat, Citrusy
Flavor: Wheat Malt, Citrus, Coriander, Bitter Orange, Grains of Paradise
Minor Threat & The Funkadelic 4
A Belgian Dubbel crafted with Trappist Yeast and Four Fruits (Blueberries, Aronia Berries, Currants, and Raisins). Fermented in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc wine barrels.
Aroma: Dark Fruit, Chocolate, Blueberry Reduction, Rum Cake, Spicy, Maple Syrup, Fig Jam on Toast
Flavor: Fruit Cake, Chocolate, Toffee, Spicy, Oak and Aronia Berry Tannins, Dark Fruit
To celebrate our 2 year anniversary we crafted an ale that is a blend of beer and wine styles. It is nicely balanced between tart wheat characteristics and fruit forward wine flavors. Crafted with the juice and wine of the famous French grape variety Petit Verdot from Garden Grove’s own Vineyard in Delaplane, VA. Fermented and aged in Red Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Cherry, Rosé Wine, Blackberry, Apple, Pear
Flavor: Berry, Apple, Papaya, Raspberry, Lavender, Floral, Subtle Oak Influences
A Saison crafted to follow in the tradition of classics like Saison Dupont.
Aroma: Spice, Earth, Peppery, Plantain, Apple, Lemon, Bready, Tropical
Flavor: Black Pepper, Toast, Earthy, Grassy. Green Bell Pepper, Chicory
Old #4 English Pale Ale
Classic English Pale Ale crafted with a variety of UK hops and Fermented in red wine barrels.
Aroma: Berry, Earthy, Lemon Thyme, Currant, Fruit Punch, Floral, Cherry, Peppery
Flavor: Lavender, Toasty, Peppery, Earthy, Red Wine Barrel Character (Sangria, Vanilla, Char, Woody)
Procrastination Station Belgian Gold Ale
Belgian Gold brewed to be crisp, quaff-able and to highlight the noble hop character of French Strisselspalt hops.
Aroma: Spicy, Toasted Bread, Earthy, White Pepper, Melon, Citrus, Banana
Flavor: Bready, Crisp, Earthy, Clean Bitterness, Peppery, Melon
Knight Rider Belgian Golden Ale
Fruit forward and malty Belgian Golden Ale. Aged for 3 months. Accented with Tangerine and Rose Petals and Lemony Sorachi Ace Hops.
Aroma: Tropical, Lemon, Banana Bread, Pear, Tangerine, Rose, Vanilla
Flavor: Pepper, Grapefruit, Rose, Tropical, Lemon, Malty, Bready
Triple Threat & the Funkadelic 5 Belgian Dubbel
A unique Belgian Dubbel crafted with 3 distinct yeast strains and 5 perfectly suited fruits. Fermented in Red Wine Barrels. The Aronia berries, Blueberries, Figs, Raisins, & Currants heighten the dark fruit character of our Belgian Dubbel.
Aroma: Dark Fruit, Brambles, Blueberries, Caramel, Honey, Rich Bread, Figs
Flavor: Sweet Malt, Dates, Prune, Currant, Rich Caramel, Raisin, Peppery
Old Iron Dog Old Ale
Our 100th unique brew is a English Old Ale made in collaboration with RVA Magazine. It was fermented in French Oak red wine barrels and aged for 6 months in American Oak Chardonnay Barrels. It shows a rich malt character accented with molasses; along with fruity esters accented with raisins, aronia berries, and pomegranate molasses.
Aroma: Cherries, Pomegranate, Vanilla, Burnt Sugar, Molasses, Rum Cake, Port
Flavor: Rum Cake, Fruit Cake, Cherry Liquor, Raisin, Port, Blackstrap Molasses, Currant
Fool’s Gold Ale
European Golden Ale with the bitterness of a great Bohemian Pilsner. Brewed with French and New Zealand Hops and lagered at 32 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 days.
Aroma: Peppery, Earthy, Fresh Bread, Lime Zest
Flavor: Malty Bread, White Pepper, Lime, Earthy, Toasty Yeast
In Bloom (Belgian Pale Ale)
Belgian Pale Ale fermented with Duvel’s Classic Yeast. Crafted with a blend of New World and Old World hops.
Aroma: Roses, Mandarin, Pineapple, Biscotti
Flavor: Floral, Honeysuckle, Lemon, Dandelion, Pear
French Nit Wit
This wheat ale is a twist on a Belgian Wit beer. Instead of the traditional Belgian Wit yeast we used a French yeast and added a generous amount of citrus and spices.
Aroma: Fresh Orange Peel, Coriander, Citrus, Wheat, White Pepper
Flavor: Citrus, Spice, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Tart Wheat
Reckless Rye Red Ale
The addition of copious amounts of rye malt add a spicy dimension to this malty red ale. A selection of intensely fruity, herbal, and spicy hops round out the complex flavor profile.
Aroma: Spicy, Dank, Grassy, Dark Fruit, Cracker
Flavor: Spicy, Herbal, Currant, Bramble, Graham Cracker, Char, Poblano
Natural Blonde Saison (Organic Ale)
In collaboration with Elwood Thompson’s and Tricycle Gardens we created a fruit forward Saison crafted with organic ingredients. Elwood Thompsom’s provided organic Papaya, Apricot, Peach, & Apple Juices. We used organically grown hops provided by Tricycle Gardens (Cascade) and Garden Grove (Columbus). We used Organic Barley & Wheat as the base.
Aroma: Strawberry, Floral, Lemon Thyme, Tropical, Peach, Pink Lady Apples, Apricot
Flavor: Papaya, White Peach, Apricot, Strawberry, Flowers, White Bread
Old Virginia Spruce Porter
We crafted this porter based on two historic recipes. The first is a Spruce Beer recipe we found in “The Virginia House Wife” Circa 1831 by Mary Randolph. This recipe includes young Spruce Tips (harvested from my yard this spring) Molasses, All Spice, and Ginger. The second, pulled from the Smithsonian archives, is George Washington’s recipe for a Molasses, Grain, and Hops based porter. We followed these recipes as close as possible including fermenting the beer in oak casks.
Aroma: Chocolate, Molasses, Spruce, Cedar, Cinnamon, Caramel, Nutmeg, Pine
Flavor: Molasses, Chocolate, Pine Resin, Ginger, Clove, Spruce, Oak
Juliette Belgian Blonde
Juliette is not a traditional woman. She was fermented in red wine barrels and crafted with apricot, sweet orange peel, and fruit forward American Hops. Expressive and bursting with fruit.
Aroma: Apricot Sorbet, Orange Starburst, Fruit Cake, Tropical, Mandarin, Spice
Flavor: Spice, Pepper, Orange Muffin, Apricot, Pound Cake
Chocolate Vanilla Stout
Foreign Export Stout that is rich, silky, & heady crafted with massive amounts of chocolate and vanilla bean. Fermented in oak barrels and aged on Madagascar Vanilla Bean.
Aroma: Vanilla, Chocolate, Toast, BlackBerry, Coffee, Char
Flavor: Bittersweet Chocolate, Vanilla, Burnt Toast, Tobacco, Overripe Fruit
Lonely Monk (Belgian Single)
The Lonely Monk is an intense version of the Trappist Single. A substantial malt bill translated to big flavors and a higher than typical alcohol content for the style. It is still sessionable for a Belgian Abbey and it is loaded with Fruity, Spicy, and Malty flavors. Fermented in Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Tropical, Spice, Pineapple, Banana Bread, Lemon, White Pepper
Flavor: Spice, Lemon, Green Papaya, French Bread, Banana, Peppercorn
Cojones Del Sol Belgian Wit
Our take on a Belgian Wit fermented in wine barrels. Highly quaffable.
Aroma: Tart Wheat, Coriander, Spice, Citrus, Sugar Cookie
Flavor: Citrus, Spice, Lemon, Bready, Coriander
Belgian Abbey Ale made with Kenyan Lion’s Mane Tea, fermented in red wine barrels.
Aroma: Black Tea, Caramel, Sourdough, Maple, Cherry
Flavor: Earthy, Toast, Dried Leaves, Caramel, Black Tea
Garden Grove Stout
Garden Grove Stout is dry, crisp, has a pronounced roasted character and plenty of chocolate. It was fermented in wine barrels which lend mild vanilla notes.
Aroma: Coffee, Chocolate, Bready, Earthy
Flavor: Fruity Dark Chocolate, Charcoal, Vanilla, Leather, Coffee, Caramel
The evil little brother our Belgian Dubbel, The Devil. Little Devil has a similar malt richness and dark fruit character as his big brother but is slightly more sessionable and fermented in Red Wine barrels.
Aroma: Raisin, Dates, Toffee, Toast, Caramel, Rum Cake, Vanilla
Flavor: Rum Soaked Raisins, Burnt Sugar, Toast, Fig, Herbal, Wine Notes, Barrel Tannin
The Red Baron
This is a nontraditional Belgian red ale fermented in red wine barrels and brewed with Pomegranate juice and Pomegranate seeds. Like a good red wine it is bursting with fruit but balanced with bitterness from the pomegranate seeds, wine barrels, and Mosaic hops.
Aroma: Cherries, Rasberry, Pinot Noir, Citrus
Flavor: Sangria, Earthy, Black Tea, Bitter Dark Chocolate, Leather, Poblano,
The Cellar Saison is a counterpoint to our fruity Farmhouse Saison. It is made in the style of Saisons that is currently more fashionable, dry, light color, restrained malt character and has a more spicy than fruity yeast character. It was fermented in 2013 French oak Russian River Valley Pinot Noir barrels. The barrels enhanced the saison with a subtle dark fruit flavor and pronounced oak tannins and character.
Aroma: Light Toast, Earthy Spice, Mango, Citrus, Vanilla, Coconut
Flavor: Toast, Earthy, Black Pepper, Vanilla, Coconut, Banana, Oak Tannin
An RVA take on a Belgian Single. In the great tradition, this one’s designed to be your daily ration.
Aroma: Banana, Pineapple, Vanilla, Clove, Grapefruit Zest
Flavor: Vanilla, Pineapple, White Pepper, Lavender, Sage, Banana, French Bread
Eazy E (English Mild Ale)
Light roasted flavors in this delicious and sessionable English Mild Ale… straight outta Richmond!
Aroma: Light Toast, Almond, Oats, Milk Chocolate
Flavor: Roasted, Light-bodied, Sweet Malt, Caramel, Bread
Southbound Belgian IPA
Our Belgian IPA was created in collaboration with Southbound Chef Craig Perkinson. It was crafted with Kumquats to elevate the fruity Belgian Yeast and the lemon character of the Sorachi Ace hops.
Aroma: Meyer Lemon, Citrus, Lemon Zest, Kumquat, Floral, Pear, Pine
Flavor: Lemon Zest, Fresh Bread, Orange, Kumquat, Lemon Thyme, Spice
Chili & The Chocolate Factory
A BENEFIT BREW IN COLLABORATION WITH TRICYCLE GARDENS! Chocolate Chili-Pepper Porter with a mild, pleasing heat that builds over time. Featuring Ancho, Pasilla, and fresh Anaheim Peppers grown at Tricycle Gardens Urban Farm in Manchester.
Aroma: Leather, Tobacco, Cocoa, Molasses, Toasted Hazelnut
Flavor: Mole Poblano, Dark Chocolate, Dates, Leather, Thai Coffee Candy
Life (White Belgian Quadruple)
A new breed of Belgian ale we created blurring the boundaries of the Quadruple style and White Wine, we call it a “White Quadruple”. Life is formulated with the New York grown white wine grape Gewürztraminer. Life was fermented in stainless steel and aged in California Chardonnay barrels. It shares many of the attributes of a classic Belgian Quadruple but with a malt profile designed to create a balance with the Gewürztraminer grapes.
Aroma: Pear, Chardonnay, Vanilla, White Peach, Lychee, Passionfruit
Flavor: Alcohol Sweetness, Vanilla, Mango Tart, Honey, Toasted Barrel, Spice
Imperial Immortal Black Ale
A Black Ale made with British Malts & Yeast, and Hops from Germany & the UK. Our Black ale was fermented in red wine barrels and showcases a hop character that is Herbal, earthy, and spicy.
Aroma: Chocolate, Pumpernickel, Fresh Cut Herbs, Floral, Black Cherry Cordial, Berry, Toffee
Flavor: Cacao, Pumpernickel, Caramel, Leather, Burnt Sugar. Molasses, Herbal, Spicy
While this one doesn’t fit neatly into style categories, we’d call it halfway between a Kölsch and Märzen. Fermented with English ale yeast at cooler temperatures and finished with a lightly elevated hop character.
Aroma: Malty, Brown Bread, Caramel, Cointreau, Lime Zest
Flavor: Toasty, Bready, Nutty, Spicy, Caramel, Lime
Virginia Pine Pale Ale
Brewed with 100% Virginia Grown whole cone hops from Rocky Knoll Hop Farms. Boasting the balance of a classic British Pale Ale with wonderfully expressive aromatics and roundness on the palate.
Aroma: Lemon, Pine, Sweet Orange, Melon, Toffee
Flavor: Pine Tips, Yellow Peach, Biscuit, Toffee, Lemongrass
A dark amber ale. Barrel-fermented. German Magnum hops provide a clean, lingering bitterness and fresh character.
Aroma: Caramel, Toffee, Maple, Pie Crust, Allspice
Flavor: Toffee, Nutmeg, Apple Butter, Toast, Pine
Cask-fermented Oatmeal Stout featuring roasty malt flavors and a silky smooth texture.
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, Pumpernickel, Char, Toasted Oat
Flavor: Bready, Dark Chocolate, Toasted Oat, Roasted Coffee
Classic British malts lend a malty & toasty backbone, a wonderful springboard for the American IPA hops that are in style today. This IPA is a little bitter but with a sweet maltiness that supports the intense citrus, tropical, pine, and fruit character of the American hops.
Aroma: Apricot, Lemongrass, Pine, Citrus, Pineapple, Sweet Malt, Bready, Candied Pear, Fruity Pebbles
Flavor: Pineapple, Apricot, Lemon, Pine, Bread
A Drinkable, light bodied Belgian Wit. Wonderful summer beer. Tart Character from the yeast and Wheat malt. Not a traditional Wit that is made with orange peel and coriander. Ours is made with Lemongrass and Grains of paradise.
Aroma: Citrus, Lemon, Peppery
Flavor: Soft Fruit, Citrus, Finishes with citrusy and pepper kick of grains of paradise
What The Shuck?
A classic oyster stout where whole oysters are added directly to the kettle. Smoked, rye, toasted, and roasted malt create the perfect structure to support the intense flavor of the oysters. Hops with earthy and citrus fruit character create a nice bright balance to the briny and meaty flavors.
Aroma: Briny Minerality, Smoke, Umami, Mocha, Chocolate Covered Orange.
Flavor: Sea Salt, Minerality, Umami, Coffee, Mocha, Caramelized Sugar, Brine, Meaty, Smoked Oysters.
Three Little Figs
Loads of rich fruit you expect from a darker Belgian ale. Brewed with raisins as well as figs & hops grown in Richmond! Don’t expect the typical heavy and sweet dark Abbey. This ale is crafted to be dry making it reminiscent of a dry red wine.
Aroma: Dark Rum, Raisin, Plum, Fig, Dates, Cherry, Red Wine, Blackberry
Flavor: Black Cherry, Red Wine, Dates, Plum, 5-Spice, Vanilla Wafer
From our wine-like sparkler series, this fresh & floral Beer/Mead hybrid is made with dried peach, hibiscus, and rose petals. Aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, fermented dry.
Aroma: Fresh, Floral, Peach, Strawberry, Lemon, Rose Water
Flavor: Hibiscus, Rose Petal, White Peach, Citrus
A compelling Belgian Blonde fermented with a trifecta of yeasts (Pinot Noir, Duvel, and Saison Dupont). Brewed with Sumac Berries and Sorachi Ace hops. Sometimes brewed in wine barrels and sometimes brewed in stainless steel.
Aroma: Tropical Punch, Banana, Lemon Meringue Cookies, Spiced Apples
Flavor: Ripe Banana, Pineapple, Sumac Berries, Lemon, Woody
Nay Say (India Amber Ale)
A sessionable India Amber Ale that is a blend of UK, Australian, West Coast, and Virginia Grown Hops. The malt character is richer than a typically IPA helping to create a balanced brew.
Aroma: Strawberry, Watermelon, Mango, Pineapple, Bready, Caramel.
Flavor: Orange Marmalade, Honeysuckle, Toast, Orange Zest, Berries, Orange Pound Cake.
A rich coffee stout bursting with cold pressed coffee flavors and aroma thanks to Rostov’s coffee (Organic Peru, Bourbon Santos, Jeremy’s Blend).
Aroma: Cold Press Coffee, Roast, Burnt, Smoke, Dark Chocolate, Tobacco, Meaty, Umami
Flavor: Tobacco, Leather, Smoke, Burnt Toast, Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Nutty, Prune
Abbey de Loco
A sessionable Belgian Abbey made with Ancho and Passilla Chilis and Black Cherries aged in Cabernet Sauvignon red wine barrels from the Napa Valley. This beer is not designed to have spice character but showcase the dark fruit and tobacco flavors of the chilis.
Aroma: Leather, Tobacco, Cherry, Raisin, Plum, Cocoa
Flavor: Tobacco, Dark Fruit, Red Wine, Oak, Cherry, Raisin
A uniquely made Belgian Abbey. Fermented with Saison yeast but rich dark malts and a blend of Yirgacheffe and Rugeju coffee from Rostov’s Coffee & Tea. Yiracheffe is an Ethiopian grown bean that has surprising aromas of citrus fruit, brambles, and wine. The Rugeju beans used are aged in wine barrels and provide wonderful fruit foward coffee flavors. Fermentation in Russian River Pinot Noir barrels lend a complex dark fruit and subtle wine flavor.
Aroma: Fig, Prune, Vanilla, Red Wine, Raisin, Burnt Caramel, Toffee.
Flavor: Red Wine, Bramble, Black Cherry, Barrel Char, Macchiato, Herbal, Bright
A uniquely made Belgian Saison. Fermented with Saison yeast but rich dark malts make this Saison a beautiful red color. A healthy dose of Thompson raisins and fermented and aged in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for one month lend a complex dark fruit and rich wine flavor. The mouthfeel and after taste are wonderfully enhanced by barrel, raisin, and wine based tannins. There is still some bright fruit and pleasant acidity that comes through because of the Saison yeast.
Aroma: Vanilla, Red Wine, Raisin, Burnt Caramel, Grilled White Peach
Flavor: Highly Toasted Barrel, Red Wine, Lavender, Dark Chocolate Covered Black Cherry, Herbal, Pleasant Acidity
Southern Session IPA
A sessionable IPA made entirely from New Zealand And Australian Hops. Uniquely Fruity and Intensely Bitter. Incredible Hop Aroma and Flavor with a touch of British toasty malts to back it up.
Aroma: Papaya, Lime Zest, Candied Apricot, Herbal, Golden Apple, Grassy
Flavor: Peach, Pine Needles, Tangerine, Spicy
The Knight (Belgian Tripel)
Elegant expression of a classic Belgian Tripel, brewed with whole-cone Kashmir hops grown on Pharsalia Hop Farm in North Carolina.
Aroma: Honeydew Melon, Pear, Banana, Cardamom, Lemon Peel
Flavor: Banana Cream, Toasted Almond, Star Anise, Apricot, White Flowers
A fruit forward and malty Belgian Pale. The Belgian yeast is the star highlighting classic Belgian characteristics. Lucent’s Fare features hops grown in Richmond, VA & Petersburg, VA. The malts add a delicious toasty and slightly sweet background. Beautiful orange hue.
Aroma: Lemon, Orange Marmalade, Banana Bread, Pear, Hints of Pineapple, Tropical
Flavor: Bready, Floral, Peach Preserves, Black Pepper, Orange Peel, Caramel
The Spice Trade
Our Golden Rye balances the fresh fruit esters of strong golden ales with a triple attack of spice from phenols, rye, and a plethora of carefully balanced spices from around the globe.
Aroma: Exotic Yeast, Tropical, Pepper, Biscuit, Banana, Pumpernickel, Lemon, Asian Pear.
Flavor: Pear, Asian Five Spice, Citrus, Ginger, Peppercorn, Bready Malt.
Blood Moon Harlot
A Belgian Cherry Wheat Ale that showcases approachable tart cherry flavors. Very pleasant and light. A solid wheat and pilsner malt backbone with structure added by fermenting in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
Aroma: Cherry, Bready Pilsner Malt, White Wine, Strawberry, Lemon, Citrus, Floral, Sour, Earthy
Flavor: Strawberry, Cherry, Wheat, Tangerine, Bready, Tart, Raspberry, Leathery, Dry Finish
Buchanan’s Smoked Scottish Ale
Peat and oak smoked malts coupled with an extended boil time create a malt forward mildly smoky beer.
Aroma: Peat, Oak Smoke, Toffee, Earthy, and Charcoal notes.
Flavor: Peat, smoke, Toffee, Caramel, Bread, and Toast.
Southern Hemi IPA
This IPA featuring hops entirely from New Zealand and Australia introduces a unique hop character. The malt character is rich yet the beer is still dry and crisp ensuring that the hops are the star attraction.
Aroma: Mango, Pineapple, White Grapefruit, Boxwood, Honeydew, Lime, Lemon Thyme.
Flavor: Mango, Lime, Passion Fruit, Cointreau, White Peach, Limestone, Citrus Zest, Pineapple, Candied Papaya.
In collaboration with Shyndigz Dessert Restaurant we crafted a porter designed to replicate their Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. We followed their recipe and ingredient list as closely as possible and have created a deliciously decadent dessert beer.
Aroma: Chocolate, Cocoa Nibs, Fresh Brownies, Caramel & Toffee, Coffee, Vanilla, Salt,
Flavor: Dark Cocoa, Chocolate Cake, Caramel, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Salt
Golden Ticket (Salted Caramel Porter)
Dessert in a glass. A chocolate lovers dream beer. Intentionally sweet and oozing with creamy caramel. Just enough salt to balance the sweetness.
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Candy Bar.
Flavor: Layers of Chocolate, Sweet Caramel, Brown Sugar, Almond, Salt.
Aussie Pale Ale
A new take on the classic English Pale Ale brewed exclusively with the Australian hops Galaxy and Summer.
Aroma: Stonefruit, tropical, peach, pear, fresh bread, honeydew melon.
Flavor: Bready, Toast, Candied pear, floral, peach, melon.
Partisan Pilsner (Pre-Prohibition Lager)
Partisan Pilsner is made in a richer fuller style reminiscent of beers made before prohibition reduced beers to the weak adjunct produced American lagers unfortunately still popular around the world today. It is malty and balanced with a fine European hop bitterness.
Aroma: Spicy, Floral, Citrusy, Bready
Flavor: Bready, Malty, Spicy, Floral
Bali Blue Porter
Smooth Porter crafted with milk sugar and cold brewed Rostov’s Bali Blue Moon Coffee. Fermented in Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Coffee, Chocolate, Toasted Bread, Nutty, Light and Dark Caramel
Flavor: Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Burnt caramel, Dark Fruit, Roasty, Creamy
Hybrid between an English & Belgian Brown fermented with Red Sour Cherries in Red Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Chocolate Covered Cherries, Currant, Hazelnuts, Toast, Fig
Flavor: Light Chocolate, Cherry, Toast, Dark Fruit, Nuts
Ronnie’s Red Ale
Our British red ale is an exercise in malt and hop excess. The malt and hop characters are in a battle to be the stars.
Aroma: Caramel, Plums, Toast, Earth, Floral, Spice, Herbal, Currant, Bramble, Thyme.
Flavor: Malty, Caramel, Biscuit, Floral, Earthy, Herbal.
My Own Private Idaho
Single Hop IPA crafted with Idaho 7 Hops and Idaho 7 Hop Hash. Real fruity IPA.
Aroma: Apricot, Peach, Pineapple, Grassy, Fresh Herbs, Citrus
Flavor: Tropical, Grapefruit, Peach, Mango, Herbal
Virginia Pale Ale
A pale ale highlighting Meridian and Calypso Hops and made entirely with Virginia Grown barley from Riverbend Malt House in North Carolina. Support Local!
Aroma: Lemon Drop Candy, Apple, Lime, Pear, Floral
Flavor: Bready, Grassy, Lime Zest, Grapefruit
Big Mama Brown
In collaboration with the epic rock band Big Mama Shakes we present Big Mama Brown. BMB is an imperial brown ale crafted with loads of brown sugar & UK East Kent Golding Hops.
Aroma: Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Biscuity, Toasty, Earthy, Caramel, Floral, Honey
Flavor: Burnt Sugar, Chocolate, Molasses, Toffee, Biscuity, Honey, Earthy
It’s About Thyme Belgian Ale
We proudly partnered with TEDxRVAWomenand their big “It’s About Time” event at the Byrd Theatre, crafting a Belgian ale accented with Elderflowers and Lemon Thyme harvested from Tricycle Gardens Urban Farm in Manchester. It has pronounced floral notes and delicious floral and thyme flavors. It was fermented in wine barrels with Belgian Wit yeast.
Aroma: St. Germain, Vanilla, Honey, Chamomile, Lemon Pound Cake,
Flavor: Herbal, Citrus, Lemon Reduction, Floral, Yellow Cake
Tangerine Dream IPA
This IPA featuring hops entirely from New Zealand and Australia introduces a fruit forward hop character complemented by Tangerine peels. The malt character is rich yet the beer is still dry and crisp ensuring that the hops are the star attraction.
Aroma: Tangerine, Lime, Lemon, Floral, Tropical, Fresh Green Characteristics, Clean Malt
Flavor: Orange Creamsicle, Citrus, Herbal, Bready, Pine, Lemon, Clean but Lingering Bitterness
For The Elders
A non-traditional Belgian Red accented with Elderberries and Black Cherries. The dark malts and fruits intertwine to make for a balanced dark Belgian ale. Fermented in Russian Rive Pinot Noir Barrels.
Aroma: Blueberry Muffins, Berries, Spice, Chocolate
Flavor: Spice, Currant, Elderberry, Dates, Chocolate, Herbal
A rich and earthy dark amber French Bière de Garde bursting with dark dried fruits character.
Aroma: Fig, Prune, Raisin, Chocolate, Garnacha, Caramel, Bread Pudding,
Flavor: Fig Preserves, Toffee, Nutty, Chocolate, Earthy, Raisin, Toast
In collaboration with Capital Ale House Midlothian we crafted a rich stout reminiscent of a dark chocolate bar naturally flavored with orange peel. The intense roast character is balanced by the sweet orange peel and citrusy centennial hops grown & harvested onsite at Capital Ale Midlo.
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, Rich Coffee, Citrusy Hops, Caramel, Biscotti
Flavor: Bitter Chocolate, Dark Roast Coffee, Toffee, Cointreau, Biscuity
Bittersweet Marriage Chocolate Porter
Our Chocolate porter was brewed with a healthy dose of chocolate malts and we ensured that the fermentation created a very dry beer with flavors reminiscent of a bitter dark chocolate bar. We then added another delicious layer of chocolate flavor by conducting a three day cold soak with Upchurch Chocolate Company’s house roasted, fair trade, Madagascar chocolate beans.
Aroma: Chocolate, Toffee, Toast, Fruit Leather
Flavor: Dark Chocolate Bar, Toast, Minerality, Port, Smokey, Caramel, Walnut
Damson in Distress
A slightly tart, lightly salted wheat ale brewed with locally grown Damson Plums.
Aroma: Grapefruit, Plum, Salt, Almond Tart
Flavor: Lemon, White Grapefruit, Pear, Plum, Prune, Salt, White Bread
Lemon Grove Belgian Blonde
A special brew to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation. Lemon Grove is crisp, dry and refreshing, crafted with lemon zest, Sorachi Ace hops and locally grown lemongrass. $1 for every glass sold will be donated to CHF!
Aroma: Lemon, Citrus, Berry, Grassy, Cantaloupe
Flavor: Banana, Lemon Peel, Bready, Orange, Lemongrass Tea
Broke Down Soldier
An English Mild made with Virginia grown African Finger Millet that was house toasted. An English mild (British beer), that was inspired by a Munich Dunkel (German beer), made with African Finger Millet, that was grown and toasted in Virginia.
Aroma: Toasty, Chocolate, Roasted, Bready, Toasted Sesame
Flavor: Roast, Burnt Sugar, Chocolate, Bready, Toasted, Chalky, Mineral
Tomb Of The Taj Mahal
An English Barley Wine Fermented with English Ale yeast and finished with three additional yeasts (Saison and two different wine yeasts). This deep, complex brew was crafted with a large proportion of Indian Palm Sugar known as Jaggery and a small amount of molasses. Aged 6 months in red wine barrels.
Aroma: Lavender, Rhubarb, Orange, Caramelized Sugar, Black Cherry
Flavor: Black Currant Jam, English Chutney, Raspberry, Barrel Tannin, Earl Grey Tea
Glazed & Confused
An Imperial Coffee Milk Stout crafted with six dozen Sugar Shack chocolate glazed donuts and cold extracted Rostov’s Coffee. Perfect for weekend mornings. It is creamy, doughy, chocolaty and packs a smooth coffee punch.
Aroma: Coffee, Nutty, Chocolate, Bitter Cocoa, Toast, Smoke, Sweetness
Flavor: Coffee, Doughy, Milky Sweetness, Toast, Milk & Dark Chocolate
St. TAMO is a dark Belgian abbey named after our friend and awesome radio personality TAMO. It is made with rich amber to dark burgundy colored malts and has a wonderful dark fruit character enhanced by the addition of Tamarind.
Aroma: Dark Fruit, Raisin, Refresco De Tamarindo, Currant, Fig Jam
Flavor: Fig Jam, Blackberry, Black Pepper, Hickory Syrup, Charred Oak
This is a Belgian Dubbel that leans into a Quad.
St. Rufus is named after the Brewer’s Bernese Mountain Dog “Rufus”. When Rufus was four months old he had surgery for a broken leg and hip dysplasia. When he was two he had a skin condition that was so agonizing he had to be restrained to prevent him from scratching off his own skin. In the last six months he has had four surgeries all related to a blocked intestinal track. With all the medical issues Rufus has overcome this dog is at least a warrior but to us he has achieved a saintly status.
Flavor: Raisin, spice, creamy, rum, pudding, dark Carmel
The Phoenix is based on a traditional Red Ale recipe but we decided to balance the bright hoppy flavors with roasted, dark, and umami flavors. This was done by including in the malt recipe non traditionally used roasted grains and by aging the ale for a longer than typical time frame.
Aroma: Toffee, Earthy, Fresh Cut Grass, Herbal, Nutty, Roast Grain
Flavor: Herbal Hop Bitterness, Pine, Fresh Toast, Peanut Butter Cookie, Earthy, Cocoa Powder, Spice, Pepper, Black Currant
Wild Child Multi-Grain Ale
16 unique grains including rice varieties such as Wild, Red, & Black were used in this brew. The rich multi-grain flavor is accented with the addition of a rich & smokey 35 year old Sorghum Molasses. This ale is from an long gone era. It was even fermented in red wine barrels. We were not concerned with modern ingredients or techniques here.
Aroma: Earth, Toasted Rice, Spicy Rye, Bread, Cereal, Molasses, Slight Roast Character
Flavor: Multigrain Bread, Wild Rice, Biscuit, Pecan, Vanilla, Oak Tannin, Smokey
Death Vintage 2014 (Belgian Quadruple)
Pushing the boundaries of Belgian beer into the realm of wine. We strive to bring out as much ripe and dark fruit flavors reminiscent of rich red wines as possible by fermenting with red wine grapes from each year’s harvest. Death is made once a year in tandem with the Virginia wine grape harvest schedule. We age our Belgian Abbey in fairly new red wine barrels for over 1 year. The wine grapes add intriguing fruit and tannin flavors as well as a wonderful bright acidity.
Aroma: Sherry, Blueberry, Raisin, Prune, Dark Fruit, Port, Red Wine, Oak,
Flavor: Warm Alcohol, Bright Fruit, Sweetness, Red Wine, Oak, Caramel, Toasty Malt, Spice.
Death (Vintage 2015) -Napa Cabernet Barrel
Pushing the boundaries of Belgian beer into the realm of wine. We strive to bring out as much ripe and dark fruit flavors reminiscent of rich red wines as possible by fermenting with 2015 Virginia Cabernet Franc grapes grown by Naked Mountain Vineyard. We then transferred our Quadruple into Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels just as primary fermentation slows and conducted an extended aging for 12 months.
Aroma: Fig, Raisin, Prune, Dark Fruit, Port, Hazelnut, Red Wine, Oak, Vanilla, Coconut.
Flavor: Bright Fruit, Fig, Sweetness, Red Wine, Oak, Caramel, Toasty Malt, Spice, Ripe Tannins.
Fight or Flight IPA
Aroma: Citrus, Tropical, Floral, Mandarin, Apricot, Pineapple, Slight Spice & Pine
Flavor: Fruit and Bitterness upfront, Malty and Bready in the Middle, Finishes Bitter, Fruity, and a bit Piney
Garden Grove Saison IPA
A wonderful mashup of two of our favorite styles of beer, Saison & IPA. In this ale both styles showcase their individuality while complementing the other. Dry crisp malt character, Spicy, Peppery, Fruit Esters, and Fruit and Tropical hop notes.
Aroma: Pineapple, Nectarine, Lemon, Mango, Peppery, Peach, Bready, Apricot, Pear, Tropical
Flavor: Lemon Zest, Bready Malt, Spicy, Pineapple, Grassy, Tropical, Orange Rind, Flesh of Peach near Pit, Apricot
They’re English Hops Watson (English IPA)
English IPA made with 100% English Ingredients
Aroma: Lemon, Lavender, Honey, Earthy, Floral, Bready, Tangerine
Flavor: Peppery, White Bread Crust, Orange Marmalade, Cedar
RVA RBA (Special Bitter)
Traditional special bitter with a clean bitterness, crisp hop character and good minerality
Aroma: Herbal, floral, bready, earthy, good minerality
Guns N’ Rosé
Our attempt to make a dry Rosé. A very simple malt base fermented with wine and Belgian yeast. This ensures the beer is fruity, dry and well suited to highlight the flavors extracted from the wine barrels. Our Rosé was fermented in Russian River Pinot Noir Barrels and aged in Chardonnay barrels for six months and gains color and acidity from hibiscus flowers. Dry, Austere, and great acidity.
Aroma: Red Wine, Strawberry, Citrus, Plum
Flavor: Strawberry, Rhubarb, Floral, Berry
A Belgian Blonde brewed with Black, Pink, Green, & White peppercorns to help accent the spicy Belgian yeast character.
Aroma: Earth, Pound Cake, Pear, Apple, white Peach, Spice
Flavor: Peppercorn, Tart Fruit, Green Bell Pepper, Bready, Green Papaya
Garden Grove Pale Ale
Garden Grove Pale Ale is crafted with a blend of intense and fruit forward west coast hops atop a clean malt base.
Aroma: Lemon, Tangerine, Pine, Cherry, Herbal, Apricot
Flavor: Grapefruit, Stone Fruit, Chive, Pine, Clean Malt
Barrel aged Biere de Miel edition of our beloved Farmhouse Saison. Brewed with additions of orange peel, hibiscus, chamomile & orange blossom honey. Only one barrel made!
Aroma: Rose, Peach, Chamomile, Bergamot, Orange, Banana, Sage
Flavor: Dry, Floral, Cherry, Passion Fruit, Orange Zest, Lemon
morda's irish stout
A very classic Irish Stout.
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Minerality, Toffee
Ron Burgundy Strong Scotch Ale
Our Strong Scotch is a unique brew crafted in collaboration with executive chef Will Longoria from The Rouge Gentleman. We took the rich smoky flavors of a traditional Scotch Ale to new heights with the addition of a special ingredient formulated just for us by Chef Longoria, Laphroaig Scotch Infused Duck Bacon. This is a true original. This may be the only beer on the planet ever crafted with Duck Bacon. Fermented in Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Caramel, Peaty, Toffee, Vanilla, Scotch, Umami, Maple Syrup
Flavor: Caramel, Salty Sweet, Bacon, Peat Smoke, Scotch
A British style brown with an American twist. Clean, drinkable with a restrained bitterness but quite rich in caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Nutella and peanut butter on toast
Aroma : Earth, Toast, Chocolate, Mellow Coffe, Nutty
Flavor : Toast, Chocolate, Coffee, Nutella, Rich Malt
Carytown Bikes & Brews Honey Lemon Ginger
A Radler built on a light Belgian Ale base. Complemented with Honey, Fresh Lemons, and our house made Ginger Ale.
Aroma: Lemon Zest, Ginger, Spice, Lemongrass, Pilsner Malt
Flavor: Ginger Schnapps, Lemonade, Orange Blossom Honey, Peppercorn